FREELAND, Md. – April 2, 2019 – Penn-Mar Human Services is pleased to announce the promotion of Jackie Stevens to the position of Chief Operating Officer overseeing programs and services in both Pennsylvania and Maryland. Penn-Mar is a recognized leader in providing innovative, quality supports and services to hundreds of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Prior to being named COO for the entire organization, Stevens was the nonprofit’s COO for Pennsylvania. The move creates efficiencies through the seamless sharing of best practices and resources across the human services organization, and supports a culture of one organization across state lines.
Since joining Penn-Mar in 1993, Jackie has held positions at all levels throughout the organization, including Residential Direct Support Professional at a group home; Residential Program Manager of Pennsylvania and Maryland homes, Day Program Rehabilitation Specialist, Administrator of Pennsylvania Programs, and Director of Pennsylvania Programs including Vocational and Day Services, Supported Employment and Residential Services.
“I could not be happier to announce Jackie Stevens to her new role of Penn-Mar COO, and publicly acknowledge the tremendous work she has done to advance our mission in her more than two decades with the organization,” said president and CEO Gregory Miller. “She brings to her new role a track record of successful and innovative leadership with the organization, and a deep passion to transform life into living for the men and women we support.”
Stevens holds a bachelor’s in psychology from Juniata College, and obtained a master’s in business administration from the University of Phoenix in 2011.
Stevens resides in Dallastown, Pa., with her husband Scott and daughters Jordyn and Shea.
About Penn-Mar Human Services
Penn-Mar Human Services, founded in 1981, serves more than 400 adults with intellectual disabilities through its residential, respite, educational, vocational and supported employment programs in northern Baltimore, Carroll and Harford Counties in Maryland, and in southern York County in Pennsylvania. www.penn-mar.org